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Poems and Poets: Finding Poets (Biography)

This guide is helpful for locating resources related to poetry.

Using Subject Headings

 Using Library of Congress Subject Headings to find biographies in BobCat

 Biographies are classified and sorted by author's name, dates of birth and death,  and the term Biography.   You can also limit you search in Bobcat by using the genre facet on the left hand side of the results screen.             
 Here are some examples:

   Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973 -- Biography

Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- Biography

  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Biography

African American poets -- Biography

Finding Biographies

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The Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.

This is a great resource for locating poems, researching poets, and exploring the numerous features including podcasts and videos of poets and their poetry.